MS Researcher to Explore Human Side of Technology: "Meanwhile, Buxton said the decision to join Microsoft 'was an easy decision' for him.
'I said where can I go and have the biggest chance to take the ideas I've spent 30 years on and make a difference?'
And although he said he had other offers, he chose Microsoft for a few reasons. One was because he knew and had collaborated with key people in Microsoft's research and product groups.
Another reason was that, 'Microsoft is one of the few places I could go and use all of my own ideas,' as many of the patents for technologies he helped create at Xerox PARC and SGI are cross-licensed by Microsoft, he said. "